Spicy braised chicken

Dak-bokkeumtang 닭볶음탕

This is my recipe for dak-bokkeumtang, or spicy braised chicken, also called dakdoritang. Many people have requested this dish over the years.

This video was filmed in Amsterdam with Sarah Moore as part of my Gapshida project. She emailed me: “I really want to learn dak-doritang, Maangchi. When I lived in Korea when I was young, I always used to eat it at a Korean restaurant. I miss the taste and the smell.” The camera person is Sarah’s friend Rei Nilde, who’s an artist.

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Sarah and I made dak-bokkeumtang for this video and also our potluck party later. The video shows how we served a large group, and everybody enjoyed it with rice, as well as the amazing side dishes that they brought. All of us became good friends even though most of us were meeting for the first time.

I was thrilled when I read a recent email from Sarah: “…Guess what? Seeing you pursue your dreams and travelling the world with your Gapshida project really inspired me to start making more art and putting it online. I opened a little Etsy shop and I want to start working on a design/art blog :) to share visual inspiration.”

dakdoritang

Ingredients (for 4 servings)

Chicken wings, soy sauce, garlic, hot pepper flakes, hot pepper paste, sugar, onion, green onions, green chili pepper, and potatoes.

Directions

Cooking time: 45 minutes to 1 hour

  1. Cut 1 kg (about 2 pounds) of chicken wings or chicken thighs into bite sized pieces. Wash and  drain.
  2. Make seasoning paste by mixing ¼ cup  soy sauce, ¼ cup of minced garlic, ¼ cup hot pepper paste, ¼ cup of hot pepper flakes, and 1 tbs of sugar.
  3. Put the chicken and 2 or 3 medium sized onions (2 cups’ worth) into the seasoning paste. Mix it with a spoon.
    paste
  4. Add 2 cups of water to the pot and mix it up.
  5. Bring to a boil over medium high heat for 20 minutes.
    boil with chicken
  6. Meanwhile, peel 3-4 large potatoes (600 grams: 1.5 pound). Wash and drain them, then cut into large chunks 2 inch across. Set aside.
  7. Chop 2 green chili peppers and 2 stalks of green onions into small pieces. Set aside.
  8. 20 minutes later, add the potato chunks and chopped green chili peppers to the pot. Stir with a spoon, then let it cook with the lid closed for another 20 minutes.add potatoadding potato
  9. Open the lid and cook another 3-5 minutes. Keep the lid open to boil away some broth and thicken.
  10. Occasionally take some broth from the bottom of the pot and pour it over the top so everything gets some delicious broth.
  11. Transfer it to a large serving plate and sprinkle 2 chopped green onions over top.

dakbokkeumtang

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169 Comments:

  1. msf1949 canada joined 3/19 & has 1 comment

    I love your recieps and website. Might I suggest that you set it up with a print button for the recipes? It is difficult to cut and paste it all into another document suitable for printing. Thanks
    Michael

  2. Ixj3ivivxi Oakland joined 12/18 & has 8 comments

    Yummy yummy!


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  3. aevrilx Singapore joined 2/19 & has 2 comments

    We absolutely love this recipe. Easy to follow and extremely delicious. Thank you, Maangchi!

  4. jsp73 joined 3/15 & has 17 comments

    Maybe my memory is not good, but I swear I remember eating this with carrots in it at different points in time when I lived in Korea. Are there any subtle differences that have to do with the name of the dish??? (I always asked for dakdoritang). Is that unusual?

  5. Akikyo Boca Raton, FL joined 1/19 & has 2 comments

    Sooo good!!!! Great flavor. Garlicy, spicy, a hint of sweetness from the soy and sugar and tender chicken and potatoes. Yummmm!! I added eggs because I needed to use them. Didn’t have any green onions but still tasted amazing. Will definitely make again!! Thank you!


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  6. VeganLegation Europe joined 6/17 & has 17 comments

    Hello Maangchi! Maybe you are wondering but we cooked Dak-bokkeumtang too :-)! We use seitan instead of poor chicken and we love the recipe!


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  7. Cutemom Indonesia joined 3/13 & has 79 comments

    Hi, maangchi eonni!

    I use your recipe as a guide to season my chicken burger. I season my ground chicken w/ your seasoning sauce recipe, shape & freeze my patties. When i grill one of them to eat with rice “buns” and topped with kimchi instead of lettuce & tomato. It tasted so good that my son asked for second.

    Thanks for all of the easy recipe

  8. Vick_cf Texas joined 4/18 & has 5 comments

    I used 1 Jalapeno pepper, but it didn’t turn out as spicy as I would’ve liked. I’ll use 2-4 Serrano peppers next time. However, yet another great recipe! Thank you Maangchi.

  9. Jini joined 5/15 & has 2 comments

    Love your recipe! My son also gave it a try. He said it was a bit spicy. But, he still ate my “stew”. This is the first time I added peppers. There wasn’t the type of peppers you used, so I bought Serrano peppers. I just added 4 small slices, and I could feel that different heat. Wow. Thanks Maangchi!


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